Friday, October 25, 2013

Classic '70s TV Reunions on Sam & Cat, See Dad Run; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 28, 2013)

Cindy Williams and Penny Marshall - Sam & Cat

Nickelodeon will host an unforgettable weekend on Nov. 9 and 10 with two iconic reunions of legendary television creator/actor/producer Garry Marshall's landmark series, Laverne & Shirley and Happy Days, in brand-new episodes of Sam & Cat and See Dad Run. In Sam & Cat "#SalmonCat," premiering Saturday, Nov. 9, at 8pm ET/PT on Nickelodeon, beloved comedy duo Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams (Laverne & Shirley) will reunite on screen in a scripted series for the first time in over 30 years. The following evening, a brand-new See Dad Run will bring back star Scott Baio with Happy Days creator Garry Marshall in a homecoming on their former set in "See Dad See Dad Run," premiering Sunday, Nov. 10, at 8pm ET/PT on Nick at Nite.

Scott Baio and Garry Marshall - See Dad Run

In the brand-new Sam & Cat "#SalmonCat," Sam (Jennette McCurdy) and Cat (Ariana Grande) are ordered to rename their babysitting business because it's too similar to "Salmon Cat," a TV show from the '70s. Sam and Cat must track down the show's two original creators (played by Penny Marshall and Williams) and resolve their three decade-long feud. In the premiere of See Dad Run "See Dad See Dad Run," David's (Baio) TV dad Bernie (played by Garry Marshall) visits, but the reunion sours when he runs off and leaves his new baby. David must convince Bernie that being a real dad will be his best role. Marshall's son Scott Marshall directs.


It's Friday, so it is time for "Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week. This is where we list what sitcom stars are appearing on talk shows for the coming week, the stars are both current and past sitcom stars, so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of Oct. 28-Nov. 1, 2013, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVRs (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!

Monday, October 28, 2013

  • Katey Sagal (Married with Children/8 Simple Rules) - Watch Katey on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick is a guest on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
  • George Lopez (George Lopez) - George appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Tim Conway (McHale's Navy/Rango) - Tim talks about his new book, What's So Funny?: My Hilarious Life, on NBC's Today between 7-9am.
  • Mary Steenburgen (Ink) - Mary visits CBS This Morning between 7-9am.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jerry Ferrara (Entourage) - Jerry talks about his new movie Last Vegas on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations. He will also be on SI Now at 1pm and in NY on on New York Live at 12:30pm on WNBC4.
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (Girlfriends/Read Between the Lines) - Tracee is a guest on New York Live on WNBC at 12:30pm ET.
  • Regina King (227) - Regina is a guest on New York Live on WNBC at 12:30pm ET.
  • John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun) - John chats about his new children's book, Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo, while cooking up a cheesy and delicious queso dip perfect for any party on The Chew on ABC at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
  • Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation) - Catch Rob on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Tim Conway (McHale's Navy/Rango) - Tim is a guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC. He will also be on New York Live on WNBC at 12:30pm ET.
  • Alyssa Milano (Who's the Boss?/Romantically Challenged) - Alyssa appears on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS. Earlier in the day she creates a mouthwatering cashew chicken curry with Clinton Kelly on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT-CT.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) - Casey is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Beau Bridges (The Millers) - Beau drops by The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison is a guest on The Pete Holmes Show at midnight on TBS.
  • Mary Steenburgen (Ink) - Mary visits LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings. She will also be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Sean Hayes (Sean Saves the World/Will & Grace) - Sean stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Julie Bowen (Modern Family) - Julie shares her hidden talent in a Celebrity Hidden Talent Show on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Melissa talks about her new book, Melissa Explains It All, on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
  • Will Arnett (The Millers/Up All Night/Arrested Development) - Watch Will on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on CBS This Morning between 7-9am. Finally, he will be on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show/The Good Life) - Drew appears on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation) - Aziz visits Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) - Tune in to see Casey on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • James Wolk (The Crazy Ones) - James stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation) - Rob guests on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
  • Jerry Ferrara (Entourage) - Jerry is a guest on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 between 7-9am ET.
  • Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Melissa will be on New York Live on WNBC at 12:30pm ET.
  • Tasha Smith (Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse/The Tom Show/Boston Common) - Tasha is guest co-host and serves up spooky Halloween cocktails with Clinton Kelly on The Chew on ABC at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Ed O'Neill (Modern Family/Married with Children) - Ed appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Catch Mindy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls) - Kat is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Billy Gardell and Reno Wilson (Mike & Molly) - Billy and Reno are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Mary Steenburgen (Ink) - Mary is a guest on Tavis Smiley on PBS, so check your local listings.
  • Bette Midler (Bette) - Bette talks about her love for Halloween and legendary costumes on Katie, so check your local listings. The Divine Miss M gets a big surprise!
  • John O'Hurley (Seinfeld) - John discusses his new children's book, The Perfect Dog, on Home & Family at 10am on Hallmark Channel.
  • Tim Conway (McHale's Navy/Rango) - Tim talks about his new book, What's So Funny?: My Hilarious Life, on The Couch on WLNY 10/55 in New York between 7-9am.
Friday, November 1, 2013
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly) - Watch Melissa on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • The Cast of Modern Family) - The cast of Modern Family are guests on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Regina King (227) - Regina appears on The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mary Steenburgen (Ink) - Mary guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT. The rest of the Last Vegas casts will also be guests. The film opens in theaters on November 1.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil chats about the final season of How I Met Your Mother on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (Girlfriends, Read Between the Lines) - Tracee is a guest on Bethenny so check your local listings for time and station.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri will be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 between 7-9am ET. She will also discuss her latest projects on The Couch on WLNY 10/55 in New York between 7-9am.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, December 12

The Middle - "The Christmas Miracle" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Christmastime, and Frankie and Sue are devastated after Axl informs them that he’s not going to church this year because he’s beginning to question his faith. Meanwhile, Mike goes to war with the Glossner kids after they keep defacing his new, giant inflatable snowman; and Brick goes all out in an attempt to wrap his first present for a planned Christmas Yankee Swap.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Do You Hear What I Hear?" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
As head of the HOA Christmas committee, Jessica threatens to cut the neighborhood caroling this year due to last year’s rocky performance. However, Deirdre says that her friend Holly (Paula Abdul), who teaches “Performance and Movement,” will help get everyone into tip-top, melodic shape. Meanwhile, Marvin becomes suspicious of Honey when she goes to see “Titanic” at the movies without him; Nicole develops her first girl crush and struggles with how to get her attention.

black-ish - "Sugar Daddy" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Dre is diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and after talking to Pops, he’s resolved to curing himself. Things come to a head at the Stevens & Lido holiday party. Meanwhile, Jack is convinced that baby Devante hates him, so he enlists Junior and Diane’s help.

The Mayor - "Grey Christmas" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After visiting a homeless shelter on Christmas Eve, Courtney realizes things for the needy could be improved and pledges to make it a joyous Christmas that every family deserves. But when he learns he doesn’t have the budget to deliver on his promise, Courtney loses hope and his holiday spirit which leads to a magical “It’s A Wonderful Life” moment that makes him realize he has the gift needed to pull off a Christmas miracle.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Game Night" / "The Favor" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Rosa asks for Jake's help to deliver important information to her parents, but their plan goes awry when they assume the two are in a relationship; Seamus Murphy comes back to redeem an ethically questionable favor owed by Capt. Holt.

Teachers - "Let It Flow" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Ms. Cannon discovers that one of her students is an artistic prodigy. Mrs. Adler and Ms. Watson take the mini-society competition to a new level.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 11)

Tuesday, December 12

  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Catch Tom on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about The Post on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jane appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ari Graynor (I'm Dying Up Here/Bad Teacher) - Ari is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Getting On/Do Not Disturb/Reno 911!) - Niecy visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill stops by Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Miles Brown (black-ish) - Miles appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Ana talks about Fox's A Christmas Story Live! on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Noah Galvin (The Real O'Neals) - Noah talks about Dear Evan Hansen on the BUILD Series at 4pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November/December)

The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season Living Single - The Complete Third Season Alice - The Complete Sixth Season One Day at a Time - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Second Season

11/07 - American Dad! - Volume 12
11/07 - Family Guy - Season Fifteen
11/07 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season
11/14 - D.C. Follies - The Complete Series
11/21 - Living Single - The Complete Third Season
11/24 - Grandfathered - Season 1
12/05 - Alice - The Complete Sixth Season
12/05 - One Day at a Time - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Simpsons - The Eighteenth Season
12/05 - South Park - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
12/12 - Fuller House - The Complete Second Season
12/19 - South Park - The Complete Sixth Season (Blu-ray) / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
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